David Dorfman Dance Celebrates Sly & the Family Stone With "Prophets of Funk"

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Vince Scarano

Strap on your platforms, shimmy into your bellbottoms, and get ready to get down at David Dorfman Dance's "Prophets of Funk" at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Celebrating the music of San Francisco's own interracial funk band Sly & the Family Stone, the piece showcases diversity of ages, sizes, and races with nine dancers (including Dorfman himself) who strut, line dance, air guitar, hustle, and generally bring their nonstop slinky groove right back to the '70s.

The band will be breaking into song and speech about social injustice, all to the sweet sounds of the interracial, multigender crew that brought us "Dance to the Music," "I Want to Take You Higher," and "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey."

"Prophets of Funk" is about the joy and struggle of everyday people -- and audience members are invited to dress up and even dance along.

David Dorfman Dance presents Prophets of Funk at 8 p.m. April 25-27 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. Tickets are $10-30; call 415-978-2787.

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